REALITY COMBAT SYSTEM
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It is important to know that the course does entail the student go through rigorous physical conditioning while learning the techniques. The exercises are to strengthen the muscles to be able to move the body in a way to effectively implement the techniques.
Q: If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A: It's very important that the instructors have "real world" experience in what they teach. Our instructors have years of law enforcement/military/executive protection experience. Not always were these operatives armed with a firearm when working. However, their knowledge of RCS made them effective professionals in their field.
Q: What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?"Am I looking to win trophies?"
A: If so, then this is not the course for you. RCS is not somewhere where one will learn how to win a point competition. This is a serious reality-based self defense course that all should learn.
Q: Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A: Unlike traditional methods of self defense RCS is not a long term contract to earn a "Black Belt". Similar to law enforcement and military standards, you will learn all you will need to defend yourself in a reasonably short period of time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: As an RCS Instructor one gets the satisfaction from truly helping people learn to defend themselves and help them feel confident in achieving anything they set out to accomplish!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "I'm not very strong, how will I do against someone that's bigger and stronger than I?" My answer is that RCS does not depend on the student's physical strength to be affective. Not all law enforcement, military, and intelligence operatives are tall and very strong. RCS is a system of self defense that utilizes natural reaction techniques to thwart off any attacker.
Reality Combat System is designed for practitioners who wish to learn effective reality based combat skills in a short period of time. There are e no belts or uniforms and we do not practice “katas”. RCS is designed to be effective while performed by average individuals regardless of their current physical shape, and whom will be in better health by the end of their training. RCS may be beneficial to anyone whom is not suffering from total body paralysis teen or older, male or female. The intention of the course is to bring real world self defense to everyday civilians that feel this kind of training is out of their reach.
The students will learn to defeat attackers, including those armed with knives, guns, bottles, baseball bats, etc… RCS is based on straightforward moves and as a complete system RCS covers all aspects of real street self defense.
We train for survival. For this reason our training is very realistic. RCS utilizes attack scenarios to be as realistic as possible. RCS will teach you to survive attacks on the street, in a bar or club, in a parking lot, in your car, at home, and in other close quarters. RCS drills are progressive. Your training will begin slowly and precise in order to develop muscle memory. Gradually the training will increase in pressure and the adrenaline factor will kick in. We train as realistically as possible while always keeping safety in mind. With proper training, anyone may be affective within 4 short months.
Q: What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A: Membership Constituent and Affiliations:
Q: How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A: As a police officer I would respond to many assault and battery calls. Some of these victims had some martial arts training. Too often people will spend 3-5 years and anywhere from $2,000-$4,000 trying to earn a black belt, and only then (maybe) will they begin to learn true self defense.
As an executive protection agent I discovered that many agents today had minimal self defense training and their only concern was to train with their guns. Though it is very important that an agent train with all his/her tools, it is more likely that even with proper advance preparation, an agent will need to defend a principal with bare hands.
I saw a need for both civilians and professionals to learn in a very short amount of time true reality-based self defense at a fraction of what they would pay in a traditional martial arts school, and in just a short span of time just like law enforcement and military are expected to do.
Q: What are your most common types of jobs?
A: Corporate executives whom travel overseas and want to feel confident that they will know what to do if attacked abroad. These executives are very busy and do not have the time to commit to a long term contract to a dojo.
We've had parents wanting us to train their sons and daughters whom are college bound. We've had people enroll a friend as a cool gift.
We've had several martial-arts teachers whom wish to learn in order to teach their students and add variety to their dojo's programs.
As well as corporate VIPS whom need personal security agents to travel domestically and abroad. Mexico and Latin America seem to be where we get most calls to travel to.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Not very long ago we were contacted by a church youth group in Los Angeles. We were asked to conduct a one hour long self defense workshop. It's different when you train novice compared to people with military or law enforcement backgrounds. We made the workshop as enjoyable as it was educational. The workshop focused on self defense from knife attacks, from an armed gunman, and from strangleholds. These bright young adults were surprised to learn techniques that would actually work in the real world. They liked the class so much that they wanted the workshop to extend to a second hour. We stayed for a second hour but eventually it became late and had to end the class. I believe our team really appreciated the applause from the crowd once we thanked them for considering RCS for their self defense education.
Just recently we were contacted by a women’s organization that asked us to conduct a workshop in Woman’s Self-Defense. We not only brought a sense of self-confidence to the ladies but we made it enjoyable for them as well.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes, part of being a professional is to stay on top of what is new or updates within your chosen profession. Be it in new laws, tactics, security related information, or health news, one is to be in weekly contact with those professional organizations that deal with the subject matter.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. $25 per lesson. (Each lesson is a two-hours long session). You may take one or two lessons per week. There are 5 levels of the RCS-Civilian Program. On average it takes 8 lessons to complete a level.
Our RCS-Law Enforcement/Security Program consists of five levels. These lessons too are two-hours sessions at $30.00 per lesson. Most officers due to their schedules usually meet to train once a week.
An RCS-Certified Instructor Program consists of training in both of the previous mentioned programs plus more advanced study of combat techniques and scientific principles of the human anatomy.
For both the RCS-Civilian Program and the RCS-Law Enforcement/Security Program we offer a "TWO OR MORE SPECIAL!!! Meaning two people would share a cost of $35.00 per lesson and have each pay $17.50 per lessons. THIS IS A MAJOR BARGAIN NOT OFFERED BY ANY OTHER REALITY-BASED SELF DEFENSE PROGRAMS!!!
I do hope this information will be of help to you in choosing a true reality-based self defense course!
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. "Be smart, stay in school!" LOL! Really to become as well rounded in your training as possible. Make sure that whatever it is that you do in life, that you do so because you love it. The more passion you have for the material, the more you'll learn every aspect of it. The more you know and become an expert in the material, the more people that will seek you out.
I have to say Reality Combat System • Downey, CA is one of the BEST self defense training schools that I have looked into. Their training is thorough, precise, and to the point.
If you are in the Executive Protection field as I am you always look at the best of the best, and always keep improving your safety and self defense technique's.
Kudos to Reality Combat System.
Mike Falco Director
Protective Services Association
I just wanted to comment on how great our training was. We didn't expect to get such a workout! LOL!!! But it was definitely an eye opener and very, very informative. I definitely feel more confident that I would be able to make better choices if I were to ever be attacked or assaulted vs just going into panic mode. My brother actually came up behind me playing around and put his arm around my neck and I did the elbow move and totally knocked the breath out of him...and he has a black belt from his Military days! So that totally felt empowering to say the least. Note: Our COO would like to inquire if we could talk you into doing one more at our Downtown location. :)
Angie Casares: Youth Policy Institute Los Angeles
Reality Combat Systems offered a 2 hour workshop at my workplace, and I'm so glad I attended. We learned a lot of helpful defensive skills and had the opportunity to practice what we learned with a partner. I hope to never need these skills, but I feel much more confident walking down the street alone now that I've taken this course. Thanks Reality Combat System s!
Heather Fukunaga: Youth Policy Institute, San Fernando
Thank you Reality Combat System for the training you provided our office staff. It was great to know that there are things I can do to protect myself. It is great to know I have the tools I need to take care of myself. It was a great workshop and I learned a lot.
Marisol Moreno: Y.P.I.